Network Marketing – Why it Fails

Sometimes when you talk about a prospectus on its business opportunity, you have people who say they are willing to try. At first glance it may seem great, after all, what could become of a new member to engage in a bad thing? Unfortunately, most people who say "I will try network marketing" will always go away. They are not the kind of people you want in your business. Here's why.

Think the last time you went to a car dealership to take a car for a drive. You probably went to the dealership with your guard high, looking out for trouble. Maybe you tried a couple of cars in turn, and the entire time looking for things that you did not like. Do you buy the car? A dependent car salesperson will tell you that most people who go for a test drive do not actually buy the car at the end.

"The Test" of network marketing is just like test driving a car. Someone is looking for "evidence" for things that they do not like or things that are too difficult. They can take a chance to speak, to order any products and brochures. They can still go to some family members and friends, but not when those people leave, they lose interest in assembling a business. They leave.

Success in network marketing must not be with a compromise. For those who are successful, failure is not an option. For any reason – they need the money, time for the daily travel to the workplace takes a toll on their family, or just the drive, the determination to succeed – they are willing to do whatever it takes. Those who enter network marketing just to "test" do not have the commitment it takes to build a successful business. Walking away is an option when they are in the testing phase and is the choice they absolutely make.

People who are successful in networking also have the rock solid belief in what they do. This means the belief in the network marketing industry, their company and products, but what is more important is the belief in them. If someone decides to "test" multilevel marketing, their level of belief is not strong enough to build a successful business. You should know that you can do, just do not think it would be "better" if you have achieved a successful network marketing business.

Source by Ethan Hill

Detecting Network Sniffers


A packet sniffer is a program or device that eavesdrops on network traffic and gathers data from packets. Sometimes such wiretaps are taken out by the network administrator for beneficial purposes (like intrusion detection, performance analysis, etc.). On the other hand, malicious intruders may install packet sniffers in order to retrieve clear-text usernames and passwords from the local network or other vital information transmitted on the network. Vulnerable protocols (with clear-text passwords) include: telnet, pop3, imap, ftp, smtp-auth, and nntp. Sniffers work because ethernet was designed to be shared. Most networks use broadcast technology – messages for one computer can be read by another computer on that network. In practice, computers ignore messages except those that were sent directly to them (or broadcast to all hosts on the network). However, computers can be placed in promiscuous mode and made to accept messages even if they are not meant for them – this is how a Sniffer works.

People assume that computers connected to a switch are safe from sniffing – but this is not really so. Computers connected to switches are just as vulnerable to sniffers as those connected to a hub.

How a Sniffer works

A computer connected to a LAN has 2 addresses – one is the MAC address that uniquely identifies each node in a network and which is stored on the network card. The MAC address is used by the ethernet protocol when building frames to transfer data. The other is the IP address, which is used by applications. The Data Link Layer (layer 2 of the OSI model) uses an ethernet header with the MAC address of the destination machine. The Network Layer (layer 3 of the OSI model) is responsible for mapping IP network addresses to the MAC address as required by the Data Link Protocol. Layer 3 attempts to look-up the MAC address of the destination machine in a table, called the ARP cache. If no MAC entry is found for the IP address, the Address Resolution Protocol broadcasts a request packet (ARP request) to all machines on the network. The machine with that IP address responds to the source machine with its MAC address. This MAC address then gets added to the source machines ARP Cache. This MAC address is then used by the source machine in all its communications with the destination machine.

There are two basic types of ethernet environments – shared and switched. In a shared ethernet environment all hosts are connected to the same bus and compete with one another for bandwidth. In such an environment packages meal for one machine are received by all the other machines. All the computers on the shared ethernet compare the frame's destination MAC address with their own. If the two do not match, the frame is quiet discarded. A machine running a sniffer breaks this rule and accepts all frames. Such a machine is said to have been put into promiscuous mode and can effectively listen to all the traffic on the network. Sniffing in a shared ethernet environment is passive and, hence, difficult to detect.

In a switched environment the hosts are connected to a switch instead of a hub. The switch maintains a table that keeps track of each computer's MAC address and the physical port on the switch to which MAC address is connected. The switch is an intelligent device which sends packets only to the destination computer. As a result, the process of putting a machine into promiscuous mode to gather packs does not work. However, this does not mean that switched networks are secure and can not be sniffed.

Although a switch is more secure than a hub, you can use the following methods to sniff on a switch:

· ARP Spoofing – The ARP is stateless, that is, you can send an ARP reply even if none has not been asked for, and such a reply will be accepted. For example, one technique is to ARP Spoof the gateway of the network. The ARP cache of the targeted host will now have a wrong entry for the gateway and is said to be Poisoned . From this point on, all the traffic destined for the gateway will pass through the sniffer machine. Another trick that can be used is to poison a host's ARP cache by setting the gateway's MAC address to FF: FF: FF: FF: FF (also known as the broadcast MAC).

· MAC Flooding – Switches keep a translation table that maps MAC addresses to physical ports on the switch. This allows them to intelligently route packets from one host to another. The switch has a limited amount of memory for this work. MAC flooding makes use of this limitation to bombard a switch with fake MAC addresses until the switch can not keep up. The switch then enters into what is known as a `failopen mode ', at which point it starts acting as a hub by broadcasting packages to all the machines on the network. Once that happens sniffing can be performed easily.

Detecting Sniffers on the Network

A sniffer is typically passive – it just collects data – and is especially difficult to detect when running in a shared Ethernet environment. However, it is easy to detect a sniffer when installed on a switched network. When installed on a computer a sniffer does generate some small amount of traffic – which allows for its detection using the following types of techniques:

· Ping Method – a ping request is sent with the IP address of the suspect machine but not its MAC address. Ideally, nobody should see this packet as each ethernet adapter will reject it as it does not match its MAC address. But if the suspect machine is running a sniffer it will respond since it accepts all packages.

· ARP Method – this method relates to the fact all machines cache ARPs (ie MAC addresses). Here, we send a non-broadcast ARP so only machines in promiscuous mode will cache our ARP address. Next, we send a broadcast ping packet with our IP, but a different MAC address. Only a machine which has our correct MAC address from the sniffed ARP frame will be able to respond to our broadcast ping request.

· On Local Host – if a machine has been compromised a hacker may have left a sniffer running. There are utility programs that can be run which report whether the local machine's network adapter has been set to promiscuous mode.

· Latency Method – is based on the assumption most sniffers do some kind of parsing, thereby increasing the load on that machine. Therefore it will take additional time to respond to a ping packet. This difference in response times can be used as an indicator of whether a machine is in promiscuous mode or not.

· ARP Watch – to prevent a hacker from ARP spoofing the gateway there are utilities that can be used to monitor the ARP cache of a machine to see if there is duplication for a machine.

How To Protect Against Sniffing

The best way to secure a network against sniffing is to use encryption. While this will not prevent sniffers from functioning, it will ensure the data collected by sniffers is un-interpretable. Also, on a switched network, the chances are ARP spoofing will be used for sniffing purposes. The machine that the hacker will most likely ARP-spoof is the default gateway. To prevent this from happening it is suggested the MAC address of the gateway will be permanently added to each host's ARP cache.

Additional suggestions include:

· Use SSH instead of telnet.

· Use HTTPS instead of HTTP (if the site supports it).

· If concerned about email privacy, try a service such as Hushmail (, which uses SSL to ensure that data is not read in transit. Also, Pretty Good Privacy ( can be used for encrypting and signing emails to prevent others from reading them.

· Employ a sniffer detector. For example, the software package PromiScan is considered the standard sniffing node detection tool and is recommended by the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute. It is an application package used to remotely monitor computers on local networks to locate network interfaces operating in a promiscuous mode.

Source by Steve Leytus

How to Use Business Telecommunications Most Successfully in Australia

In Australia's fast changing telecommunications market place it is critical that you make the most of today's technology. This includes business landlines, business mobile services and business internet services.

By bundling your landline, mobile and internet service with the same company you can make the most cost savings. This way you will usually benefit from maximum savings.

Business landline services in Australia can either be towed over standard phone lines, known as PSTN lines. These are traditional standard phone lines. Alternately an Australian business that may require slightly more advanced telephone services may consider ISDN services. This can either be ISDN2 services where each service has 2 digital channels or ISDN 10 20 30 services. These have either 10, 20 or 30 digital channels.

Business mobile phone services in Australia are now becoming more and more popular. There are some great options when combining your landlines and mobiles with the same company. This would usually involve some sort of fleet calls from your landlines to the company mobiles. You can usually also benefit from free calls between mobiles on the same account. Australia has 3 major mobile carriers: Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. During 2010/11 Australia saw the merger of the mobile network Three and Vodafone.

Business Internet in Australia is also becoming more and more important in today's technological working environment. With internet speeds getting faster and faster, ADSL2 + services are now becoming commonplace. It is now important to have a reliable business grade service, which is guaranteed to stay on. A lot of business systems are internet based, and if an internet connection is to get go down then it means that access to these business systems is not possible. This can cost a business time and money. For this reason it is important to choose a business grade internet service.

In 2010/11 Australians saw the introduction of the NBN – the National Broadband Network implemented by the government. This is a $ 43 billion project that will take many years to complete. It see's fiber to the home being introduced carrying extremely fast internet speeds to homes and businesses.

From a business point of view it is also useful to choose a telecommunications provider who specializes in business services. It is also useful to test a service providers customer service. Some Australian providers do outsource their customer service centers overseas, and this can sometimes lead to frustration. Some companies cater specifically for residential customers which can mean that their focus is not specifically tailor to business. For further details on business telecommunications in Australia see: .

Source by Rich Branson

Brief on Network Cabling

Identifying the Right Cable Type
There are several types of cables used in network cabling and each of them works in a different manner. The topology, size and protocol of the network will determine the choice of the cable. A few of the cables used are:

• Shielded / Un-shielded Twisted Pair: Areas where this type of cable is used include wireless access points, VOIP phones, network cameras, building maintenance systems, access control etc. These cables offer a high degree of reliability and incidences of network failure are very low.
• Fiber Optic: These cables are equipped with great broadband capacities and are used to transmit huge loads of data at super fast speeds over large distances. Low power consumption is another feature of this cable.
• Coaxial: These cables are normally used by your cable television contractor.

All cables have to be protected from mechanical abuse and corrosion so that they can provide the best electrical insulating properties. A heat shrink boot is highly useful in this context as this forms a waterproof seal over the cables.

Understanding the Cabling Components
Several components play an important role in network cabling. Some of the components used are the patch panel, data jack, RJ 45 connector, supports, wireless access points, fire stop sleeves, wire managers and labels.

Installation of Network Cabling
The network cabling design should be done by qualified personnel. Several factors have to be considered here for an effective network cabling. Some of them are:
• Select the cabling solution: The customer has to select the type of cabling solution he wants to implement and also choose the cabling vendor.
• Decide the location of racks and network equipment: The room which will contain the equipment and the racks is called as the Main Distribution Frame Data Room. It has to be sufficiently large to house all items.
• Decide Trunk Pathways above the Ceilings: Many precautions have to be undertaken here such as steering away from electrical light fixtures, using accessible region of the ceiling and so on.

As most of the new cable installations are of the polymeric type, at some places, the old paper-insulated technology has to be connected with new technology. This is done by the transition joint which is playing an increasingly important role in this context.

Cable Terminations
A cutting and stripping tool should be used for cable terminals as that helps to obtain a smooth cut on the jacket of the cable. The pin-out has to be checked, the cable has to be uniformly and nicely dressed and the termination chart of the patch panels has to be well laid out.

Testing the Network Cabling
Cabling testing has to be done to ensure that all procedures have been done correctly. Several effective testers are available in the market and they give the test results in the form of cleaned up PDF files.

Source by Vishal Yadav

Critical Path Mapping with Activity Network Diagrams

The activity network diagram is a method of displaying the timelines of all the various subtasks that are involved in any project. By doing this, the total task duration and the earliest and latest start and finish times for each task are also calculated and displayed. In addition to showing which subtasks are critical to on-time task completion, the activity network diagram can help determine where extra effort to speed a subtask will have the greatest payoff to overall speed.

The activity network diagram has had a reliably long history, dating back to the 1930s. In the 1950s, the technique emerged as the P rogram E valuation R esearch T echnique (PERT) and as the C rational P ath M ethod (CPM). There are several ways to represent the output of the PERT / CPM process.

The method called the activity-on-arrow or, more simply, the arrow diagram will be reviewed in this article. An arrow diagram charts numbered nodes as instantaneous stop / start points for activities. The activities themselves are considered to take place on the arrows connecting the nodes.

What can it do for you?

An activity network diagram can show you which activities or which series of activities is critical to the timing of a more complex collection of interactive activities. This can be very helpful in deciding where and when to apply extra energy to keep projects on time. Creating an activity network diagram is time-consuming, however, so you should consider these questions before you decide to create one:

1. Is the task a complex one with simultaneous paths that must be coordinated? Creating a diagram for a relatively simple task may be a waste of time.

2. Are the durations of the subtasks known with relative certainty? If the actual timing of events is markedly different from diagram times, it will have little value, and people will dismiss the diagram as a useless exercise.

3. Are the task and the timing of the task completion critical to the organization? The effort involved in creating a diagram should be applied to tasks that have little margin for timing error and have either serious consequences if completion of the overall task is delayed or large rewards if completion can be sped up.

Critical path mapping can be especially valuable in project binding and in the measure and improve forms of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

How do you do it?

1. Assemble the right team. The team must have either personal knowledge of the timing of all the subtasks involved or connection to that information. The team should include managers and other employees as close to the actual situation as possible.

2. Identify all of the subtasks necessary to complete the overall task. You may use brainstorming techniques or begin with a list of tasks from a previous project. Record the tasks so that you can rearrange them. A good way to do this is to write each job on the top half of a 3×5 card or Post-It (TM) note. (The bottom half of the card will be used for timing data later in the process.)

3. Put the activity cards in the sequence in which they must be performed to complete the overall task. To do this, create paths or strings of tasks that follow one after the other. These strings will often describe sequences of activities that occur in parallel with each other. After all the activities are in some string or path of activities, create the overall sequence by connecting the paths. These connections will show where jobs or tasks require input from parallel sequences before the next task can begin. Feel free to add new cards for missing tasks or to remove duplicates.

4. Assign time duration to each task or job. Write it on the bottom half of the card. Since you will be adding these times, keep the numbers consistent. For instance, do not have some cards showing days for completion, some showing hours and some showing minutes. Select the Lowest Common Denominator.

5. Calculate the shortest possible time within which the overall task can be completed by adding the times of each subtask to find the path of the longest cumulative duration. This is the critical path. Knowing the critical path is important because this will tell if the time objectives of the project are attainable. The critical path identifies those jobs or tasks that have no slack. Each must be done on time if the project is to stay on schedule. The critical path also identifies targets for improvement to increase speed. (If tasks on the critical path can be sped up, the overall time to complete the project may be able to be shortened. Remember, however, that if a task on the critical path is sped up, a different path may become the critical path .)

6. Calculate the earliest starting and finishing times and the latest starting and finishing times for each job or subtask in the project. Begin at the start of the diagram. The earliest start time for each job is the cumulative duration of all the previous jobs on that path. The earliest finish time is the earliest start time plus the duration of that task. Repeat this process for each job on each path until you reach the finish point. Next calculate the latest start and finish times. Begin with the earliest finish time at the end of the diagram.

To calculate the slack time for any job or task, subtract the earliest start time from the latest start time. All of the jobs on the critical path, by definition, will have zero slack time. Remember that slack time is dependent on the time of completion of the previous job or task. If some of the slack time in a path other than the critical path is used in an early task, the slack times for the remaining tasks in that path will each be reduced by that amount.)

Note: A dummy is an extra node symbol used to clarify an activity network diagram if one node has more than one job or task feeding into it from one other node. Since the diagram can not show two activities coming from one node and going to another, a dummy node is created, with zero as the job duration shown on the arrow connecting them.

Review the completed activity network diagram with the people who will be doing the work described by it. Consider any feedback. Expand or modify the diagram as necessary to fit the actual situation.

Now what?

As a tool, the activity network diagram is like a time-map of any time-sensitive project. As you are proceeding down the paths of the project, the map will help keep you on track. If you should falter or wander off the path, the map can be used to help get you back on the critical path. This description of the activity network diagram will help you to manually calculate and construct a process map.

Automated tools, such as SigmaFlow, are also available. SigmaFlow produces other valuable scheduling information, as well. Computer scheduling programs like SigmaFlow are able to easily deal with complex processes, recalculating times whenever you modify the data.

A critical path map can help unexpected opportunities for increasing speed. Used in this fashion, critical path mapping is another tool to make the Lean Six Sigma method work smoothly. It is important to remember, however, that these diagrams, whether produced manually or by computer, are not intended to drive you, but to signal you if something is wrong.

Source by Steven Bonacorsi

Project Management – The Benefits of Social Networking

With the rapid growth of telecommuting and Internet based jobs many companies have started searching for effective networking methods. Project managers have often had to depend on unreliable third party programs and web clients to communicate with employees. Now, thanks to project management social network building, there is an alternative.

Social networking can be used to provide Internet based businesses with a way to communicate with employees all over the world. By building a social network to be run by project managers companies can control who can access their network and what information is made available. Companies will no longer have to be dependent upon a third party website that might not always be live when project managers need it to be. If you have been considering building a social network for your project managers think of the potential benefits.

For starters, a social network can help project managers and employees get to better know each other by allowing profiles to be built where users can enter as much detailed personal information as they please. This can help build a feeling of community and teamwork that is often absent from Internet based companies. Users will also be able to message each other with questions or concerns which will help employees obtain immediate answers and resolutions to any of their problems. Project management social network building can also make it easier for project managers to distribute work and plan online work related events.

Social networks can allow project managers to post blogs or articles to announce certain company events, policies, or rule changes. Discussion forums can also be created to share news and even post upcoming assignments, conferences, or other company related events. These forums make it easy for project managers to post information that will be accessed by all employees and make it easy for employees to take assignments or comment on new policy changes.

Even though many social networking sites have been established for entertainment purposes social networks can be used solely for professionals. Project management social network building can benefit Internet based businesses by making it possible for employees and their supervisors to interact freely and easily through a web based interface.

Source by L. Ennis

What Do Golf And Network Marketing Have In Common?

Several years ago, a sports writer watched a well known professional golfer, who earned very large sums of money every year, sink a long putt to win yet another large purse. Another spectator turned to him and said, "Man, I wish I had been born with the ability to play golf like that. He shook his head and walked off.

The sports writer looks his head too, but for a different reason.

Earlier in the day, in a moment when the professional could have been resting, the sports writer had watched him take a bucket of balls and practice putting for over an hour.

How much of our success is simply luck or the result of having been born with just the right credentials, skills, or genes?

Oh sure, to be born a Rockefeller or a Kennedy is a great step on the road to success, but in 1906 a guy named Al started a small home business in his sister's basement on a bench near the furnace. A few people have heard of that guy. His full name is Alfred Fuller, and he founded Fuller Brush, which is still going strong in the 21st Century.

He did not have a lot of money to start with, just an idea and a willingness to put in the effort required.

I often point to two friends of mine who became millionaires in separate network marketing programs. Neither was anything other than an ordinary guy. One was a bartender in his thirties, and the other was a relatively UNSUCCESSFUL insurance salesman in his late forties. Each took about three years to reach a point where their network marketing businesses took off and began producing livable income. Both had the same technique. They put their brochures in the hands of everyone they met. They did this for three years and eventually the law of rates kept up with them. The last time I saw them, they were both receiving monthly checks in excess of $ 100,000.00 a month.

Both advised to me that when they started their network marketing businesses, they were very uncertain about what to say, so mainly they let their brochures do the talking for them. However, people did ask questions, and over time, as in any job, they learned the right answers. As their knowledge of their product increased, they became better able to anticipate objections and expand on benefits.

This all came from practice!

By the time they had really begun to make a liveable income from their individual programs, they were able to guide and coach other beginners such as they had once been. These other people built my friends' downlines and helped make them millionaires.

So you see, it's nice to be born into a rich or famous family, or with certain marketable skills, but there is nothing stopping most of us from achieving great success except our own unwillingness to pay the price of practice.

There's an old joke by Henny Youngman, I think. A young man with a violin case stopped a hippie on a New York street. He asked the hippie how to get to Carnegie Hall. The hippie looked at his violin case and then told him, "Practice, man. Practice."

Source by Donovan Baldwin

Network Marketing – What Are Some Basic Rules People Should Never Break When Joining An MLM Program?

What are some basic rules that people should never break when joining MLM programs? Not so much how to evaluate one program versus another, but what are some rules which are deininte green or red flag.

  1. Always keep the product as a retail customer for at least 30, preferably 90 days. Be a customer first, then consider the business opportunity.
  2. Never purchase a product which requires you to work the opportunity.
  3. Never talk to your friends or family about MLM business opportunities.
  4. Never sell MLM products to friends or family.
  5. If the MLM opportunity sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
  6. If the MLM product sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
  7. If the MLM opportunity does not require your effort to be successful, avoid it. Things that sound too good to be true, are false.
  8. Once you have found an MLM product in which you see value and benefit, then you will consider the business opportunity. If you have the time, money and determination to work a home based business opportunity, then you might this MLM program as an independent contractor. If you decide to promote the products as an independent contractor, then make that decision with a 2 to 5 year commitment. I mean a commitment to actively work the program over several years with expectations that results will build slowly. Success within MLM programs results from consistent and persistent effort over time. Remember the Tortoise and the Hare. The haare never wins that race.
  9. Never spend money on your MLM home based business that your household budget can not afford.

This list of rules was not offered to crush your dreams or your enthusiasm for a home based business. It was offered in an attempt to keep you out of the 99% failure rate. It was not offered to dampen your zeal for MLM products. Please consume whatever products you choose as customers. It was not offered to crush any dream you might have about success in the home based business MLM industry. Please dream, just dream about home based business success which is not just a lucky lottery win Dream about success which naturally follows and is the culmination of sustained desire and effort over time. OK, the first article was "Why do people join MLM programs?" The second article was "What happens to people when they join MLM programs." This article was about "What are some basic rules that people should not break when joining an MLM programs". . Next article will discuss how to judge between different MLM programs.

Source by William Anderson

New Book Teachers Readers Keys to Network Marketing Success

Ripple Marketing by David Skultety is a concise and up-to-date book on everything that network marketing offers the aspiring entrepreneur who wants to work part-time to earn a few extra dollars, have a home-based business, or go all the way to create a full-time, lifelong, and fulfilling business career.

We've all heard bad things about network marketing, but despite those stories, the truth is that it works for many, many people, and it works because people make the effort to make it work. David Skultety himself led two different network marketing teams, taking them from 1 to 100,000 in membership, so if anyone knows about the benefits and the woes of network marketing, it's him, and in this new book, he reveals how people can use network marketing to their advantage, avoid its pitfalls, and reap its rewards.

The book begins with a foreword by David Litt, a network marketing corporate executive, who states "There are people in my life who have lots of money and very little time. But the only people in my life who have lots of money and lots of time are my friends who are network marketing professionals like David [Skultety]. "

David Skultety then takes over and walks readers through the entire process of finding the right network marketing company for them, how to build up their network by finding other people to join them, and how to help the people below them as they build their networks so those people can succeed and still benefit the people above them; after all, network marketing is about far more than sales-it's about creating residual income based on other people's efforts. As David Litt says, as a result, "absolutely this book is a blueprint for long-term financial freedom."

David Skultety impressed me from the first page, and I quickly understood why his friends call him a "networker's networker." He has always had an entrepreneurial mindset, as he tells us through stories about how he was twelve, he had a coffee and lemonade stand at a gas station during the 1979 oil embargo when cars were lined up there. In the sixth grade, he was making $ 20 a day selling candy to classmates so he could buy a moped. He's always been involved in some sort of business since then.

Ripple Marketing is far from being like an infomercial of hot air about the benefits of being in network marketing-although those benefits are worth mentioning, such as: the low investment, having a home-based business, tax advantages, ability to sell without borders , working part-time, time-flexibility, and historical financial freedom. Beyond that, David Skultety gives practical advice and information about how the entire process works and how the reader can become successful.

Various chapter topics include how to find a mentor, accepting that building a business will take time, and how to focus on income-producing activities rather than getting cooked up in the minutia of items like building your website and continuously improving it or reading up on your products-important activities, but also things that people sometimes focus on in a pretense of working when they should be out selling and networking.

My favorite discussion in the book was about how to overcome fear and develop the three proper mindsets you need to succeed, including the mindset of success. David also gives his top five tips for how to develop the proper mindsets beginning with learning how to feel good about yourself. I appreciated it when he was honest and straightforward about what people have to do to succeed and how it all boils down to motivation. At one point, he states:

"Over the years, I've watched countless people talk a good game. to get out of their own way because they have not made one simple decision-the decision that they are going to use the model of network marketing to achieve their dreams, goals, and aspirations.

"In order to make that decision, you may need to overcome your limiting beliefs, you may need to become fearless in talking to people, and you may need to be forever dedicated to working on yourself and helping others do the same."

David talks a lot about the importance of getting out there and talking to people-you can not succeed otherwise. He talks about how this can be done numerous ways, including by hosting a series of home launch parties, setting up conference calls, and using social media. In all these cases, you are able to connect with people, and when you understand their needs, find their pain, and put yourself in their situations, you can find out how your product can be a solution to their problems. David also walks the reader through how to make each of these types of connections successful.

Another key point David makes is that when you are selling your products, you can also be introducing people to the idea of ​​entering network marketing themselves so that you can add to your residual income through their efforts. I was impressed by how David pointed out here that we can not prejudge people, thinking someone will or will not be interested in our product or business, and then only sticking with the safe people like our family and friends. Instead, we need to go out and sell both our product and our business to the brightest and best people we know if we really want our business to grow and create ripples.

I was also impressed by the information David shares about the importance of learning how to duplicate your products so that you can keep producing them and earning income from them without a lot of extra work.

There is so much more in Ripple Marketing, but I'll just conclude by stating that David believes in servant leadership. He believes in serving the people below him in the network chain so that they can succeed. And, of course, that only benefits him and everyone else in the network.

The back of the book includes additional resources such as "Selecting the Right Company for You," "The 10 Deadly Sins of Network Marketing," and recent statistics on network marketing.

Of course, network marketing is not for everyone, but if you make the investment to read this book, I think you will be pleasantly surprised that as long as you're willing to talk to people, it can be a lot more exciting and fulfilling an opportunity than you imagined, and before you know it, the ripple you make you become a wave you can ride for a lifetime.

Source by Tyler Tichelaar

Network Security at Work

If you have a small business with a few workstations at the office, you'll still need to take active steps in protecting your network. After all, you'll never know what any of your employees could have up to while surfing the net. Although they would not have it to compromise the security of the network nor your business, some of them unknowingly do so due to lack of education. They may think there's nothing wrong with clicking a link on a spam mail that they got when that link would have linked them directly to a hacker's website. In other words, there has to be a way for employee's browsing habits to be monitored and monitored in order for your network technician to know what dangers he may be up against when it comes to keeping the network in good shape.

Moves to protect a network definitely need to be fully functional, which means they must not leave out any chance for the dangers to find their way into the network. There has to be an administrator who will be in charge solely of keeping it clean and working well. Sometimes, small business people take this for granted, not realizing that one false move by an uneducated or reckless employee can get all computers on the network to crash. Definitely, the administrator should be consistently what people using the network are using it for. There must be clear guidelines on the use of the Internet. In fact, Internet usage that is not directly related to the job at hand must be ignored altogether to reduce the risk of compromising the network's security.

Another step a businessman can take is to have network security experts conduct a seminar within the office to be attended by all network users. People usually put their computers or networks at risk due to the absence of knowledge about these risks. By carefully taking the time to inform employees about the dangers associated with certain Internet activities such as file-sharing using peer-to-peer sites and downloading software which integrity is unknown. When people are aware of the presence of threats, they would usually take it upon themselves to be more careful an d conscious of their Internet activities in the future, unless the intention is really to compromise the network.

Of course, to make sure that important files are never affected and always accessible for return in case problems with the computers or the network come up, it is recommended that all of these files be saved with backups on a remote access server site. You'll never know when a bug begins to strike and wipe out your own hard drive. Just to not leave anything to chance, which could mean too great a loss, it is important to have backups all the time.

In terms of prevention of online risks, a good move would be to install an IP changing software. With this program, anyone on the network is able to surf the web with their IP address hidden. And when the IP is hidden, so is that link between the hacker and his victim.

Source by Brad M Smith